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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from the Episcopal Church

Authorize Rites and Prayers for the Care of Beloved Animals

Proposed Resolution 2012-A054 for the 77th General Convention
of the Episcopal Church, USA, July 2012
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Proposed Resolution 2012-A054:
Authorize Rites and Prayers for the Care of Beloved Animals

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 77th General Convention authorize for use in congregations or other church groups wishing to provide pastoral care for people caring for animals, liturgical materials found in the Blue Book report of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, entitled "Various Rites and Prayers for Animals.".


Proposer: Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music

Explanation:

These liturgical texts respond to resolution 2009-C078, which directed the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to develop liturgical resources to observe the loss of a companion animal. The Commission proposes to make these texts available electronically.

Note: The proposed Rites and Prayers are available here.

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